If you scale back and take a look at Wiley’s career as a whole, what you will notice is that aside from making some of the most important grime tracks in the history of the genre, he has also had chart-topping singles that has crossed over into other stylistic lanes. This is exemplified with his latest single ‘Certified’. Teaming up with Shakka, the track is a soul-driven tune pumping with 4×4 drum kicks. A definite banger for the summer, the ‘Godfather of Grime’ does it again. ‘Certified’ is Read more […]
Australian singer and guitarist Milan Ring returns with her slick and sultry single ‘2063’. Rich and soulful, the nightly stir of RnB and Hip-Hop places a healthy emphasis on love while providing a steamy soundtrack to late night happenings behind closed doors. ‘2063’ is currently out now via Milan Ring’s MXMAY imprint. Regarding the song, Milan Ring mentioned: “‘2063’ is essentially a love song about focusing on the important things and not getting caught up in the negative chatter, but Read more […]
L.A. producer TOKiMONSTA has announced the release of her new ‘Lune Rouge Remixed’ album, landing April 6th on her label Young Art Records. The LP is a reworked version of her album ‘Lune Rouge’, which was released back in 2017. Producers who are featured on ‘Lune Rouge Remixed’ include Dâm-Funk, Sofi Tukker, Sam von Horn & Justin Jay, Hugo Massien, Plastic Plates and more.
Having shared a number of tracks within the past year, London’s Biig Piig will release her debut EP ‘Biig Fan of The Sesh’ this spring. One of the song’s featured on the record her latest single ‘Flirt’. Produced by Dylantheinfamous, the track is a hazy stir of jazzy Hip-Hop and lo-fi soul with Biig Piig grappling with the initial mental complexities of getting closer to someone.
Janelle Monáe has announced the release of her new album ‘Dirty Computer’, dropping April 27th. To warm everyone’s taste buds, the superstar has not only released one video but rather two simultaneously.
The first, ‘Make Me Feel’, is directed by Alan Ferguson and features Monáe playing a number of character roles in a setting that references punk, new wave and more.
The second video, the Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning-directed ‘Django Jane’, finds Janelle Monáe rapping whilst stylishly dressed with a mini army of biker jacket clad dancers.
Post-punk, synth-wave, industrial, techno – Barcelona’s SDH (Semiotics Department of Heteronym) are some of the best to craft the sound bursting from Spain. Comprised of Andrea P. Latorre and Sergi Algiz, label owners of Cønjuntø Vacíø and members of the cutting edge band Wind Atlas, their SDH project is the ultimate rush of haunting, heavy electronica layered with a synth-pop spreading, creating the ultimate balance between light and dark. Questioning the idea of fiction, SDH’s sound is a continuing ride through illusory and realism. With their new EP ‘Tell Them’ out March 9th on Avant! Records, Semiotics Department of Heteronym are true heroes of electronic and post-punk alchemy.
Swedish sensation Ängie steps up with the video for her smoking hot single ‘Dope’. Directed by Ängie herself, as well as Christofer Nilsson, the stylishly shot visuals depict the Stockholm-based bombshell in a low-lit, hedonistic environment performing the song and of course doing what she loves best…smoking weed. The track is taken from her debut LP ‘Suicidal Since 1995’, out April 6th via Universal. Have a look.
Photo by Michelle Pitris Brisbane’s Mallrat is gearing up for the release of a second EP, landing sometime this year. The news also coincides with the her latest single ‘UFO’ that she has recently unveiled. The slow bumping and head-nodding cut enters more Hip-Hop and trap territory with a guest appearance by Australian rapper Allday. The song also reflects the further maturing of Mallrat as an artist, continuing to carve out her own lane. You can stream ‘UFO’ down below. Read more […]
A solid cast of grime and rap talent joins with rappers, MC’s, and DJs flying the flag. North-West London’s AJ Tracey brings pure heat to the Outlook stage, with stalwart and ex Roll Deep member Killa P. Camden mic-murkers YGG are set to slay at Outlook ‘18 too. Deep MC’s are a plenty – Lady Leshurr, Jaykae and Kamakaze rep for the Midlands with raw and rugged bars, and MCR Darkside Crew member, President T, all join. Rinse FM’s Grandmixxer journeys through his record collection – expect stone cold grime classics and more, whilst Trends & Boylan showcase dark, icy instrumentals. UK rap has risen to the top this year, with the likes of MIST putting the scene, and his hometown of Birmingham back on the map after a Mobo win and more. Melanin 9 and Ocean Wisdom are part of the next wave of rappers putting a distinct take on UK hip-hop, Outlook welcomes them along with mainstay acts like Devilman. Alternative beats come from the wondrous, soulful Fatima, hip-hop explorer Open Mike Eagle, Israeli MC Miss Red, and Goth-trad. Boundary defying breakouts to check are Ryan De La Cruz, Ezra Collective and Layfullstop, who fuse jazz and hip-hop influences. Stone’s Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf, BBZ member Shy One and eclectic selector Eva Lazarus lay down selections across the week.
South London has been bubbling with young artists delving into the sounds of jazz and soul with a Hip-Hop sensibility. Oscar Jerome is among those that have been delivering impressive recordings for the past year and a half. Dropping his self-titled EP back in 2016, Jerome’s latest single ‘Smile on a Screen’ featuring James Massiah is a silky selection bursting with radiance. The track is reminiscent of the golden period of acid jazz, early 90s Hip-Hop and the 70s jazz fusion era all rolled up into one well presented package that is fitting for the now.